Childhood Obesity: Economic Burden and Inequities

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NCD Child takes action during the Global Week for Action on NCDs.

Read the blog on childhood obesity by NCD Young Leader Yuvreet Kaur, in collaboration with NCD Child Governing Member George Msengi.

Read the blog here.

Other Resources

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Non-communicable diseases among adolescents: current status, determinants, interventions and policies

We reviewed literature to develop an adolescent-specific conceptual framework for NCDs. Global data repositories were searched from Jan-July 2018 for data on NCD-related risk factors, outcomes, and policy data for 194 countries from 1990 to 2016. Disability-Adjusted Life Years were used to assess disease burden. A hierarchical modeling approach and ordinary least squares regression was used to explore the basic and underlying causes of NCD burden.